Opel Manta A 3600 -71

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  1. Mikko

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    Opel Manta A 3600 -71 Drift/Street machine, lots of pics. 56K killer

    Hi everyone, here´s something about my drifter. I reckon it´s better to show something different that you don´t get bored to only Nissans...

    I´ve had this car for over five years and kept building it every winter faster and drivable (winters in Finland are too long). I´ve used it for drifting for 3 summers and car is pretty good for this sport, this is not exatly a drift car but works for it too...

    Lightweight car and BIG ,fast revving, naturally aspirated, torque monster engine is very fun combination.


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    Let´s start about how´s it nowadays

    Specs:

    Engine:
    307hp / 420nm
    -28S Engine block
    -Wösnerr pistons
    -Connection rods and crankshaft from 3.6 litre C36NE Irmcher engine, C30NE cylinder head, lowered and ported flowing aprx 350hp, compression ratio 12:1
    -Cat Cams camshaft, 320deg 12.5mm
    -3x Dellorto DHLA 45 carburators
    -Custom aluminiun oilpan
    -Light flywheel
    -Irmscher oilcooler
    -Custom radiator
    -Lumenition ignition with FMI rev limiter
    -Custom headers and 2x 2.5” exhaust
    -125hp Nitrous works kit

    Transmission:
    -9" BMW´s SRE Racing clutch with copper plate
    -Getraq 265 5-speed gearbox
    -3.67 LSD 40% rebuilded, with Steel driveshafts

    Suspension and chassis:
    -MAD lowering springs -40mm
    -Bilstein shock-absorbers in front
    -GAZ adjustable in rear.
    -22mm rear stabilizer
    -Fast steering
    -Rear axle has watt-link and bushings have replased with unibal´s
    -Polyurethane bushings at front
    -Front brakes are 296mm zimmermann discs (vented and drilled) with Brembo calibers
    -Rear brakes are Calibras zimmermann drilled discs with Astra turbos brake calibers, EBC pads in both, linelock and pressure regulator.
    -Full rollcage
    -Schmidt 8 x 15 rims with 205/50R15 tyres


    Bodywork:
    -Resprayed with GT/E theme 2003-2004
    -GT/E frontspoiler
    -all factory weldnings strengthened
    -Everything at chassis sprayed with black urethane paint and axles etc. with grey

    Interior:
    -Cobra lether seats
    -Autogaugen rev- oilpressure, water temp- and fuel mixture meters

    Other:
    -Best 1/4 mile 12.88s - 178km/h.



    And here some more pics, misc.

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    Here´s both my babies (if someone wondered how i ended up here:D )
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  2. ringer

    ringer HOOooo!

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    That is impossibly pretty.

    Love it.
     
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    chunk Raging Alcoholic

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    Ive just made a mess!

    That is stunning mate :thumbs:
     
  4. Mikko

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    Considering your signature, Manta and my friends Miata

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  5. Dan Norton

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    love the manta....hate that mx5!
     
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    Love the yellow volvo.
     
  7. Paul FWx

    Paul FWx RB > SR

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    Remember seeing the pics, fucking love it :)
     
  8. Mikko

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    Tech pics.

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  9. Mikko

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    And now we get hardcore!

    DRIFTING:D


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  10. Ed

    Ed Anti-Dibs

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    That is sweet.
     
  11. Keefe

    Keefe Majestic12

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    Bloody heck! :thumbs:!
     
  12. Black Betty

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    OH MY GOSH!!! I want your babies! haha (not literatly) Id take your car though!

    Personally i think this is the best car ever to have landed in the drift scene! EVER!!!

    Dude, you can certainly be proud to say that, you own this car! I WANT IT!! Always had a soft spot for the mk1 Manta, but this is something else!

    Wanna swap a Starion for it :p :D
     
  13. Mikko

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    And project part, next winters to do list.

    -Electic power steering from Corsa B
    -Engine rebuild, changing C36NE pistons to Wössner forded ones, comp ratio goes from 10,3:1 to aprox 12:1, hoping to get some more bhp.
    -Rollcage
    -New seats and belts
    -Stiffer springs to front and coilovers to rear.
    -Rebuilding an LSD

    Pics coming...
     
  14. Mikko

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    Thanks:D

    But have to say, you have a point there, i did win Finnish Drifting Championship with that last summer.
     
  15. Black Betty

    Black Betty Bamalam

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    Fair play to ya! Good for you mate :thumbs:

    Youve got a great car collection, any pics of the charger??
     
  16. Stavros

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    awesome! Is it same block as the 24V Omega A? (ie our Vauxhall Carlton GSI)

    if so, would the 24v head be a good idea?
     
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    awesome ! a series's are cool as fuck i used to be like obsessed at 1 point with getting a 400 or the DOT turbo prototype a series :D
     
  18. Mikko

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    #18 Mikko, Dec 7, 2006
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    BillyFIVE hooolyschmokes

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    That is spot on! :thumbs:

    :cool::cool::cool::cool:ness!

    edit: Whoa! your others ain't too shabby either! :D
     
  20. Mikko

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    That is same block that Omega A 12V, 24V block has some minor differences, 24v is impossible because finnish laws. Allthough that´s not really better than good ported 12V head, lighter it is...
     

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